The damage may have already happened, the reputation may have suffered irreparable image. He may not be forgiven by citizens in Malawi, he may have created more enemies in and outside the country. He may not win donor support from the international community…but Peter Mutharika has a name to protect.
In working harder to preserve his name he is supposed to distance himself from corrupt players and corroborators. We are aware that Peter Mutharika is not trying to play Jesus Christ in shielding and protecting thieves, he is also a thief which is a fact taking in mind the refusing to die allegations of state theft by his brother and the much talked MK577 billion.
Peter Mutharika will die just like everybody else, the stolen wealth may keep growing or can come to an end but what he is supposed to worry about and consider preserving is the name that will remain with his descendants.
Already Bingu without realizing that he can leave without being sick, he left a name that was rotten and am sure his soul has been banking on Peter Mutharika to dignify the name. Every one can sense that even Bingu’s soul is contemplating cutting short his younger brother’s reign for failing to correct the wrongs he did for the sake of the name.
Peter Mutharika has vehemently failed to stop and root out corruption and state theft in Malawi. Corruption is a syndicate that has its hands and legs hidden, people can feel the torso but cannot see it. In Peter Mutharikas government corruption is wholly visible, it is no longer a thing done in secret.
ESCOM, MACRA, MERA, STATE HOUSE, BWB, ACB and many state enterprises are cutting corrupt deals day light threatening foreign contractors to give billions in exchange for contracts even if they qualify on merit.
Ministries are all bankrupt because of daylight theft and corruption.
Although the country is crying for austerity measures the president has completely lost all his senses to restore order and work on damage control.
Instead of apprehending corrupted thieves in his government he is pardoning cash gate convicts. Instead of biting on anyone found playing corruption to sound a bell to others he purchases unwanted and expensive limousines in Humvee mode citing security threat as if Malawi is in Syria, Iraqi or Afghanistan.
This is a man of misplaced priorities and having him as a president Malawi must subtract five years under him as a bad luck worth wasted.
The fear of the unknown by his advisors to tell him the truth that he is an unwanted destructive liability in the history of Malawi is another epidemic that our country will live with for a long period of time.
This is the reason our groups are insinuating for any eventualities to avoid further damage to our young nation in the hands of the blank and airless tube called Peter Mutharika.
Peter Mutharika is warned that he may have no remorse over his name, he may have no pity over his descendants but we have remorse over our country, we feel pity for our country and the name Malawi. We are not going to let or allow anyone to destroy the future promise of Malawi. We will cascade every muscle available, every knowledge, everything on our disposal to make sure that our country becomes greater more than any one man.
Saunders Jumah the Utopian
Chairperson of PEREMO MALAWI,
Founder of Mzika Za Mdziko Movement.
Executive member of Malawi Freedom Network and Cofounder of Malawi Watch.